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Edo waste board leader suspended

21 November 2013, 09:34Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has ordered the suspension of the Head of the State Waste Management Board following the environmental degradation at one of the major roads in the region.

Oshiomhole also ordered the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Public Utilities, Major Oloye, to immediately evacuate the refuse at the median along Mission Road in Benin City.

The order to suspend Anthony Irizen follows an inspection visit to Mission Road, New Lagos Road and Forestry.

He expressed displeasure in the median along mission road and said Government will dell with those who want to sabotage efforts to maintain cleanliness in the region.

“We have to keep Benin City clean so that every Edo people will be proud to invite their friends to Benin City,” said the governor.

He frowned at the indiscriminate parking of vehicles both at Mission Road and New Benin and directed the Commissioner for Transport, Omo-Ojo Orobosa, to tow all illegally-parked vehicles to Government House.

Addressing locals after the inspection of facilities, the governor urged members of the public to partner with the State Government in its beautification efforts.

“Please tell your parents at home not to dump refuse in the drainage system, and not to shade on the walk-ways,” he said.

– CAJ News


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